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  • Glamour jewellery at the Eurovision Song Contest

    Glamour jewellery at the Eurovision Song Contest

    Offering various exclusive brands throughout their shops, 202 Jewellery cater for the demands of both the modern man and woman. 202 Jewellery is also at the forefront in promoting local, renowned events that highlight precious local talent. Having...

  • B-day for Bay Street

    B-day for Bay Street

    Bay Street in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, will be celebrating its 14th anniversary with a day of events for the family next Sunday from noon to 8pm, with the prime beneficiary being the Malta Community Chest Fund. Bay Street has lined up...

  • Boy George’s polyp halts group’s tour

    Singer Boy George has developed a throat condition which has led to his re-formed group Culture Club pulling out of a US and UK tour. The star needs treatment for a polyp which has led to the dates − due to begin in Glasgow next month − being...

  • King’s Own Band’s 140th anniversary concert

    The King’s Own Band is marking its 140th anniversary today with a concert at the Catholic Institute, Floriana, at 7.30pm. The band, directed by Mro John Galea, will play works by Sibelius, Strauss, Galea, Caruana and Verdi. In 1874, the first band...

  • Dance tour in Malta and Spain

    Dance tour in Malta and Spain

    The Dance Studies Department of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta every year organises a programme of choreographies by local and foreign artists. The show serves both as an experience of professional life for the students,...

  • 1D, Sheeran dazzled by royal visit

    1D, Sheeran dazzled by royal visit

    One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Bette Midler got to rub shoulders with royalty when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out at the Royal Variety Performance. The royal couple, first-timers at the event, stole the show when they stepped on...

  • Stones settle up for cancelled gigs

    Stones settle up for cancelled gigs

    The Rolling Stones have settled their multimillion-pound claim with insurers over a number of cancelled shows − but say they are “deeply upset” about confidential details entering the public domain. Insurance underwriters contested their liability...

  • Daniel Day-Lewis knighted

    Daniel Day-Lewis knighted

    The 57-year-old Lincoln star, the only person to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, was honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to drama. Clean-shaven, with short, grey hair and dressed in traditional morning dress, the acclaimed...

  • X Factor to air new Band Aid song

    The new Band Aid song will get its first airing on tomorrow’s X Factor − just a day after stars including One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran team up to record it. Viewers will get their first glimpse of the video for the new version of Do...

  • Foxcatcher director prizes the unexpected

    Foxcatcher director prizes the unexpected

    For eight years, film director Bennett Miller worked exhaustively on Foxcatcher, researching the lives of a du Pont heir and the wrestling brothers he sponsored, and making sure his actors passed as expert sportsmen. Despite locking down all the...

  • Spotify boss hits back at Swift

    Spotify boss hits back at Swift

    The boss of leading music streaming service Spotify has hit back at Taylor Swift’s decision to remove her songs from the site, claiming fans will just listen to her music for free elsewhere. Her entire catalogue was pulled last week at her...

  • Minaj sorry over ‘Nazi’ row video

    Nicki Minaj has apologised for a video that some feel uses Nazi imagery. The rapper posted on Twitter that she did not create the concept for the lyric video for her song Only. She wrote: “[I] take full responsibility if it has offended anyone.

  • Take That tune up for arena shows

    Take That tune up for arena shows

    Take That have told how they are looking forward to swapping stadiums for arenas − because they can avoid the rain and their audience will not be so far away. The group − newly trimmed down to a trio after the exit of Jason Orange − have announced...

  • When tribulations begin

    When tribulations begin

    To mark the centenary of Ġużè Chetcuti’s birth, dramatic company Talenti, in partnership with the Manoel Theatre, is producing Il-Kuluri tal-Perlini, a thriller in two acts by Żep Camilleri and freely adapted from Chetcuti’s drama Imħuħ Morda. The...

  • Teatime concert series at Jesuits church oratory on Sundays

    Teatime concert series at Jesuits church oratory on Sundays

    Music meets art in The Oratory – Music and Art, a new Sunday teatime concert series, as Research Trust of University of Malta (RIDT) ramps up efforts to enhance community participation in research contributions. The series are taking place in the...

  • Never too late to live

    Never too late to live

    Mr Morgan’s Last Love (2013)Certified: 12ADuration: 116 minutesDirected by: Sandra NettelbackStarring: Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, Jane Alexander, Gillian Anderson, Richard Hope, Anne AlvaroKRS Releasing Ltd Mr Morgan’s Last Love...

  • Taking humanity into space

    Taking humanity into space

    Interstellar (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 169 minutesDirected by: Christopher NolanStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Josh Stewart, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck,...

  • Darker Hunger Games ‘won’t lose viewers’, says Lawrence

    Darker Hunger Games ‘won’t lose viewers’, says Lawrence

    Hooded people are shot dead in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay − Part 1, third in the dystopian fantasy films aimed at teenage girls that had its world premiere on Monday, but star Jennifer Lawrence does not think the darker plot will lose...

  • Band Aid single remake

    Band Aid single remake

    Bob Geldof yesterday announced the “worst kept secret in the world” – the reconvening of Band Aid with acts such as One Direction, Sam Smith and Chris Martin. Do They Know It’s Christmas? will be rerecorded with a new generation of acts and some...

  • Oscar in hand, Belafonte exhorts Hollywood on human rights

    Oscar in hand, Belafonte exhorts Hollywood on human rights

    Octogenarian actor and singer Harry Belafonte, accepting a top Hollywood human rights award, asked fellow artistes and their industry to use their powerful platform to show the better side of humanity. Before a star-studded audience and next to a...

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